INTERVIEW: Loveday

Hi Loveday, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Hi! I’ve been amazing thank you, still so psyched about the release of my debut EP!

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Bathtub”?

Of course, I wrote the song alone at home and produced a very rough demo. I then took the demo in to the studio and the song came to life, I knew then that I definitely wanted to release it as a single.

Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?

I wrote the song about a bath I shared with my boyfriend, it was quite a beautiful moment so of course I just had to write a song about it! I wanted the song to reflect how chilled out it was, which is why I went for such a laid-back sound.

Any plans to release a music video for the single?

I’m not planning on releasing any music videos at the moment. I did however release a lyric video for Bathtub on YouTube a few weeks ago!

The single comes off your new album Temporal Experiment No.1 – what’s the story behind the title?

‘Temporal Experiment No.1’ is a quote from my all-time favourite movie, Back To The Future. As this is my debut EP I thought the quote would be quite a relevant title, I had no idea what to expect from this release, so it felt like an experiment to me.

How was the recording and writing process?

I had a lot of fun writing/recording this EP, each song was created in a totally different way. I never have a specific order of writing chords/melody/lyrics, they just happen whenever and however they happen. There was never a boring moment when working on this EP.

How does Billie Eilish and Stevie Nicks influence your writing?

Stevie Nicks has always been a massive influence to me, her songs are beautifully truthful and her performances are always so powerful. I take inspiration from Stevie when it comes to writing lyrics, I want my music to reflect that honest and vulnerable feel that she pulls off so well. As for Billie, I think her energy on stage is amazing, it’s so good to see a young woman killing it in the industry the way she is at the moment. Also, I think she’s similar to Stevie in terms of lyrical content, it comes from the heart.

From all the songs out there, why did you choose to do a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Fire’?

I’ve always loved this song. But honestly, I just had it in my head one day so recorded a very rough cover, just because it felt good to sing it. I then took my demo into the studio and I absolutely loved what the song became. I’d never heard such a dark version of the song before, and I thought it worked and suited me well.

Does your approach tend to change when you are collaborating or covering someone else rather than working on your own original music?

I do quite a bit of writing for other artists, I find there is a lot less pressure when writing for someone else. The songs I write for myself speak a lot of truths about me, it’s fun to step into someone else’s mind for a little while and try to write from another person’s perspective.

What role does Warwickshire play in your music?

When I was younger I used to gig all around Warwickshire, nowadays I mostly gig in London. However, I was recently on a local radio station in Coventry (Hillz Radio) and sometimes hear myself on BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire, I’m very lucky to have this support from local radio stations!

What aspect of first love and friendship did you get to explore on this record?

The EP covers many different emotions that come with being a teenager. Each track I’ve written on the EP conveys different moods/feelings. Bathtub covers the feelings of being head over heels for someone, Stay Loyal is about frustration whilst Thought It Through is a little more sad and confused.

Where else did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?

All my lyrics come from events that have happened in my life or something that I’m feeling at that moment in time, or have felt before. On some occasions I have scrolled through old texts to find inspiration for lyrics

Any plans to hit the road?

Not as of yet! I hope to move to London in the next couple of years.

What else is happening next in Loveday’s world?

I am already planning new releases for later on this year, but I can’t give too much away about those! I am also supporting Caitlyn Scarlett on the 4th July at The Waiting Room, London. I am so excited for this gig!

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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